#WorldWidePortraits by Pablo Giori
The #FilmSwapWorldWide project was created by swapping film rolls between different cities around the world. At this moment, more than 40 cities and photographers participate in this international project of visual and intercultural dialogue.
In this process, we understood that with the double exposure we could break the visual education that they had given us and that experimental photography was the perfect tool to carry out this visual reflection.
On the other hand, the film swap breaks with the modern, impersonal and virtual dynamics proposed by social networks since it is based on a concrete object that passes from hand to hand, a half exposed film by another photographer. This generates that a large part of the responsibility for the final result of the double exposures falls on chance. #WorldWidePortraits is a selection of the best portraits created in this project in the last year. Pablo Giori
Pablo Giori is a self-taught photographer who works with experimental analog photography, focusing on the technique of double exposure and film swaps. As a curator he has organized more than a dozen exhibitions about the work of Pere Català, BADEM and the #FilmSwapWorldWide project.
He is obsessed with the idea of film’s materiality in opposition to the virtuality of contemporary photographic practices. Enriching both aspects, his work with the film swap allows him to connect with a worldwide network of photographers by Instagram and postal mail in order to create material dialogues between cities and photographers.